2021 ANGIER AVENUE

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2021 ANGIER AVENUE

2021
,
Durham
NC
/ Demolished in
2007
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
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  • Submitted by Victor Gordon on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 3:17am

    damn it. I was looking forward to the modern day picture the second I saw the 1980 b&w. and then I scrolled.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 3:18am

    Er...who was the pre-internet
    Durhamologist who took all
    these B&W 1980 pictures?

  • Submitted by Gary on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 3:18am

    Anon

    The 1980 pictures were part of the Durham Historic Inventory commissioned by the City of Durham in the 1970s. The Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory (containing a subset of the pictures) was published as a book in 1980, but has long been out of print. The original photo negatives are in the state archives, and you can pay the state historic preservation office $2 a pic to get a digital copy of a picture made. I paid ~$30 or so to get copies of the buildings right around the intersection of Angier and Driver.

    I've spoken with them about trying to find a way to affordably digitize the entire set to make them publicly available, but that proposal hasn't been met with much enthusiasm. I wish the various institutions spending money re-digitizing things like the Sanborn maps, the urban renewal photos, historic postcards, and other derivative projects and would spend their grant funds on something like this instead. (Or I could suggest innumerable other pictures and documents that would be of benefit to the public to be digitized for the first time.)

    At the $2 a pop rate, it would probably cost on the order of $5000 to digitize the full set of materials (perhaps more - there are multiple shots with each building.)

    GK

  • Submitted by Vivian Taylor Briggs on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 2:00am

    D W Brown was located behind the A & P store and the manager of the A & P was Jimmy Aycock.The Fidelity Bank was on the corner of Driver and Angier.-Vivian Taylor Briggs

  • Submitted by Vivian Taylor Briggs on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 3:18am

    D W Brown was located behind the A & P store and the manager of the A & P was Jimmy Aycock.The Fidelity Bank was on the corner of Driver and Angier.-Vivian Taylor Briggs

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35° 58' 56.4276" N, 78° 52' 41.5236" W

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2021
,
Durham
NC
/ Demolished in
2007
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 
,

 


2021 Angier Avenue, 1980

2021 Angier Avenue used to be connected to the back of 314 South Driver Street as part of DW Brown cleaners, and later, Scott and Roberts cleaners.


2021 Angier Avenue, ~2000

I always loved this building, with its huge windows and stately entry. I thought it provided an amazing substrate for an adaptive reuse - possessing the kind of features that artists and creative companies love to inhabit. Such economic development potential is rarely recognized by the city - particularly in NIS's salad days of destruction from ~2005-2009. In 2007, they demolished the building.


2021 Angier Avenue, mostly gone, 2007

It's currently a fine contribution to the historic district.


Site of 2021 Angier Avenue, 10.02.10

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35.982341,-78.878201

Comments

damn it. I was looking forward to the modern day picture the second I saw the 1980 b&w. and then I scrolled.

Er...who was the pre-internet
Durhamologist who took all
these B&W 1980 pictures?

Anon

The 1980 pictures were part of the Durham Historic Inventory commissioned by the City of Durham in the 1970s. The Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory (containing a subset of the pictures) was published as a book in 1980, but has long been out of print. The original photo negatives are in the state archives, and you can pay the state historic preservation office $2 a pic to get a digital copy of a picture made. I paid ~$30 or so to get copies of the buildings right around the intersection of Angier and Driver.

I've spoken with them about trying to find a way to affordably digitize the entire set to make them publicly available, but that proposal hasn't been met with much enthusiasm. I wish the various institutions spending money re-digitizing things like the Sanborn maps, the urban renewal photos, historic postcards, and other derivative projects and would spend their grant funds on something like this instead. (Or I could suggest innumerable other pictures and documents that would be of benefit to the public to be digitized for the first time.)

At the $2 a pop rate, it would probably cost on the order of $5000 to digitize the full set of materials (perhaps more - there are multiple shots with each building.)

GK

D W Brown was located behind the A & P store and the manager of the A & P was Jimmy Aycock.The Fidelity Bank was on the corner of Driver and Angier.-Vivian Taylor Briggs

D W Brown was located behind the A & P store and the manager of the A & P was Jimmy Aycock.The Fidelity Bank was on the corner of Driver and Angier.-Vivian Taylor Briggs

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